Emma Jane Lee Obituary

Emma Jane Lee, 88, of Mena, passed away on February 24, 2023, in Waldron. She was born in Highland, Cherry Hill, Arkansas to Sidney and Inez Egger Curry. She was united in marriage to Walter F. (Jim) Lee in 1952.

Jane worked in the manufacturing field at Renova, Cowden, and Teague Leather in Mena. She was an Army wife, and as a result, lived in several states, as well as Germany. She loved to read, crochet, and watch Gunsmoke. Her greatest love was her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. She was a Christian and a member of the Nazarene Church.

She is survived by her daughters, Jeannine (Mark) Gilbert of Mena, Judy Clingan of Smyrna, Delaware; her son, Jim (Naneha) Lee of Mena; six grandchildren, Tony, Alex, Brandi, Josh, Adrienne, and Jimmy; eleven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous other family and friends.

Jane was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brother, Wayne Curr y; sister, Elizabeth (Beth) Cox; and son-in-law, Colin Clingan.

Graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at Corinth Cemetery, Highway 88 East, Mena, with Brother Kenney Posey officiating under the direction of Beasley Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be general.

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2-27-23 9:22 A.M. KAWX.ORG